Portrayal of Private William Webb, Civil War Soldier of the 29th Connecticut Volunteers
Now I was born in the year 1834. My motherís name was Eloise Johnson and my Dad; I do not know. Iíve always wanted to know who Dad was. Was Dad a nice man? Was he strong? Was he friendly? Was he kind? Was he a hard worker? I never had the opportunity to meet him.
But in 1840, my mother, she met and she married a Mr. Edwin Salisbury, of Ellington. Now Mr. Salisbury was a good man. He owned land; and he taught
me all those things a young man needs to know. He taught me how to work with my hands. He taught me honor and
He was my friend. He was my big brother. Thanks, Dad.
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